Life Science

Contact Life Science

Southern & Dobson

Building: NU 6
P: 480-461-7115   F: 480-461-7599

Red Mountain

Building: RDM-P


Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 4 pm
Fri: 8 am – 3:30 pm
Closed noon - 1pm daily
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 7 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

The Life Science Department offers a variety of courses to satisfy the needs of MCC students.

Most of our courses satisfy natural science requirements for various degrees here and at other institutions and are easily transferred.

Several courses prepare students for prehealth professional programs or the revolutionary, new field of biotechnology.

Mesa Community College was the first community college in the state of Arizona to offer an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and Certificate of Completion in Biotechnology. 

And finally, some of our courses are designed for biology majors who are planning to transfer to a four-year institution.


Serving transfer students in pursuit of bachelor’s and advanced degrees in cell and molecular biology and related fields.

Majors Courses

For students looking to major in biology and transfer to a four year university, major in a prehealth professional program, or study Biotechnology

Non-majors Courses

For students looking for individual biology courses to fulfill their laboratory science requirements

Department Faculty & Staff Contact

Andy Baldwin, Ph.D.


Full Time Faculty - General Biology, Biotechnology


480-461-7599 (fax)

NU 6 - Room: NU-170

Sandra K. Coates

Administrative Specialist Sr


Liz Csikar, Ph.D.


Full Time Faculty - Human Anatomy and Physiology

Assistant Chair, Red Mountain


RDM-S Saguaro - Room: 259

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